Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 233–237 | Cite as

A new species of Moaciria (Nematoda, Heterakidae) and other helminths in the red Mawatta frog, Hylophorbus cf. rufescens (Anura, Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea

  • Charles R. Bursey
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
  • Fred Kraus


Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. (Nematoda, Heterakidae) from the large intestine of Hylophorbus cf. rufescens from Papua New Guinea is described. Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. represents the 9th species assigned to the genus and the 5th from the Australo-Papuan region. It is distinguished from congeners by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae of the male, spicule length and vulvar position.

Key words

Nematoda Moaciria moraveci sp. nov Anura Hylophorbus cf rufescens Papua New Guinea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 2
  • Fred Kraus
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA
  3. 3.Department of Natural SciencesBishop MuseumHonoluluUSA

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